Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to empower all our young people to be compassionate, self-respecting, independent thinkers with the academic, social and character strengths necessary to thrive in modern society.

We know that knowledge is power and that education has the power to transform. That is why we are uncompromising in our delivery of a broad-ranging curriculum at Key Stage 3 which not only lays the essential foundations for rigorous academic study but also excites the passions and enthusiasms of our students.

In Years 7 – 9, students study a three year programme that addresses and goes far beyond the National Curriculum. The Suthers School will operate a banding system that ensures pupils are taught in groups that are well-matched to their ability. Data drawn from primary schools, from KS2 tests and from our own baseline assessments will be used to determine the most suitable groups and inform our early-intervention programme.

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), all students will study the English Baccalaureate core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject.

A wide range of option subjects including drama, art, technology and sports will supplement the core curriculum and sit alongside the broad range of enrichment options available owing to our extended school day.

From 2022, The Suthers School will deliver educational provision at Key Stage 5 that is in keeping with academic tradition and provides access to a broad range of facilitating subjects so that our students have access to the very best higher education opportunities and are empowered to be able to make positive choices about their future pathways.